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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2017-10-16

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
DIE LINKE.
Germany
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/05 Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2015/11/12 Paying of pensions to Blue Division volunteers
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/03/02 Possible treaty infringement procedure in connection with the settlement agreement between the City of Cologne and the real estate company Köln Messe 15-18 GbR
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/10/17 Compulsory early retirement for older jobseekers in Germany
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2016/11/04 Arrest of the HDP leadership
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2015/12/02 Uranium Mining in Tanzania
2016/10/26 VP/HR - Ending illegal economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the USA on Cuba
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba

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